Japan-based Mitsubishi Power Systems is shipping 10 vessels of wind-energy equipment through the Port of Longview this fall and winter, a boost for the port as it continues to outpace revenue from last year.
Mitsubishi started sending 172 tower sections and 63 sets of generator parts through the port in October. The shipments will continue through the end of the year.
Revenue from Mitsubishi was not available this week.
Through the first nine months of the year, the port took in $6.7 million in revenue from the transport of wind-energy equipment, up 22 percent from the previous year. The port took in $17.2 milllion in revenue through September, up 1.7 percent from its record total during the same period in 2008.
The port pulled in $23.5 million in 2008, beating a nine-year-old revenue record by nearly $4 million. Wind-energy transport makes up about 40 percent of the port’s business.
Erik Olson, The Daily News – http://www.tdn.com/articles/2009/11/27/area_news/doc4b0f8312597db892509738.txt